Dominic Thiem is showing significant improvements on hard-courts; he's been showing it for a year, and that's the reward for all the sacrifices and training sessions. Today's victory against Rafa came thanks to a great solidity from the baseline and an excellent variety in the shots.
The Austrian thus reached the semifinal of the Australian Open 2020 by winning a great match against Rafael Nadal in four sets. In the Melbourne semifinal Thiem will meet Alexander Zverev, in what can be considered a first look at the imminent future.
Here are all the emotions of the last tie-break of their challenge.